The management of Sikhula Sonke has decided to suspend all its playgroup activities for the next 14 days due to the adjusted Lockdown Level 4, starting on Monday 28 June (today).
The current COVID variant is spreading fast. When the schools are closed, our spaces will be filled with children not just from our playgroups but also those who were previously our students, siblings of playgroup children and community children at large. These children are not just coming for play, fun and leisure but they know that it’s the place that they will get food now that the schools are closed. As an organisation we cannot afford to have huge numbers in the spaces.
As part of helping children that we are currently working with, we will make arrangements with caregivers to come and collect porridge at the Emthonjeni public spaces.
The SISO offices will remain open for admin, emergencies and raising funds for food parcels to complement the porridge that will be distributed to caregivers. Office hours are from 08h30 - 14h00. Ten of our staff will be on duty, rotating every day.
Mdebuka Mthwazi - Executive Director
Sikhula Sonke is excited to be partnering with FAMSA this year to bring fresh parenting material to the caregivers and parents of young children in our programmes. A week of training kicked off on 21 June. We're excited to welcome 18 participants to this hands-on, informative and fun training at our training centre in Harare Square, Khayelitsha.
Thanks to a group of fathers from Mew Way, our ECD Centre now has fencing, a gate and the start of a food garden that will ensure that children have fresh food each day. The Fatherhood Network is an outreach that encourages fathers to become more involved in their children's lives and education from an early age. We are super-grateful to these dads for digging in and all their hard work!